Knitting Picture: Western Mountains Poncho

You may recall that a while back, I accidentally discovered that if you make zigzag stripes on a poncho in a gradient of colors, it looks like mountains receding into the distance. I’ve been wanting to make one for myself, for some time.

I discovered this nice, affordable yarn that is something like 90% acrylic, 10% alpaca. I could have done the poncho in shades of grey, and that would have looked awesome, but I already own a grey poncho and I “needed” one that was more in the orange family. So, these mountains are going to have a cloudy sky in the background, alpenglow on the upper peaks, dun lower peaks.

When I have two long rectangles, I’ll sew them together to make a poncho.

6 thoughts on “Knitting Picture: Western Mountains Poncho

  1. Acrylic is a cheaper form of yarn. 100% Alpaca would be luxe and much more expensive. Often, yarn stores will sell yarns that mix a little wool in with a synthetic material so that you get some of the benefit of the wool without breaking the bank.

    I don’t intend this as an outdoor winter garment, more in the sweater family.

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